Bermuda Weather August Averages, Bermuda
What's the weather like in Bermuda in August?
August is the hottest month of the year in Bermuda and with average temperatures of 28°C during the day, can be a great month for relaxing at the beach, swimming in the sea and enjoying the long days in the summer sun. Similar temperatures can be found at Port Said in Egypt in this month. During the day temperatures can reach a high of 30°C and only drop to a warm low of 26°C. The hottest temperature recorded here was in 1989 when it reached 34°C and the lowest recorded in August was 20°C.
The length of each day is gradually decreasing now, but is still one of the longest of the year with 8 hours of sunshine each day. Sunrise in this month is at 6.45 am and sunset is at 8 pm so plenty of time to enjoy everything the island has to offer.
This is still hurricane season, although most hurricanes occur in September or October, but it still advisable to check the forecast before travelling to know what weather conditions to expect during your holiday. It can get wet in August with average rainfall of 140mm falling over 18 days. The chance of it raining on any given day in this month is 60% and is usually moderately heavy rain or thunderstorms so be prepared if heading out for the day. Cloud cover is around 60% during this month and skies are clear or mostly clear 30% of the time.
Sea Temperature and Humidity
This is a great month to get in the sea and have a swim with sea temperatures at 28°C. It is a great way to cool down when humidity levels rise, which they do in August. This is one of the most humid months at between 65% and 85% and when the temperatures are high it can feel very hot and sticky. Winds can cool the air and are normally light to fresh, 4 mph to 15 mph, at this time of year and blow from a southerly direction.
Hotels in Bermuda in August
Ocean Winds B&B
For a family-run bed and breakfast, try the Ocean Winds B&B. This lovely property features air-conditioned rooms with ocean or garden views, cable TV, a balcony, fridge and free Wi-Fi. Situated beachfront in Warwick Camp, there is free parking for guests and many activities to be enjoyed such as snorkelling, swimming and other water sports. This is a great property to enjoy the peace and beauty of the surrounding area away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds. Centrally located on the south coast, this resort is minutes away from many beaches, restaurants, bars and other hotels for evening entertainment, a 15-minute bus journey to Hamilton city and a walk to the nearest supermarket.
Located just a short 2 minute walk to Warwick Long beach is the Clairfont apartments. With 8 self-contained units that feature a kitchen, living area, cable TV, Wi-Fi and air conditioning, this resort has a choice of one or two bedroom apartments and is ideal for a family summer getaway. The resort also has a swimming pool, barbecue pits, laundry facilities, and a video and book library for guests to use and offers airport pickup for a small fee.
Watercolours Bermuda is a large home that offers quality bed and breakfast on the waters edge at the harbour of Hamilton city. This property features a swimming pool and two rooms, one with a queen size bed and the other with a king size bed which can be rented separately or together. Both rooms have en-suite bathrooms; coffee making facilities, cable TV, air conditioning and the price includes a continental breakfast each morning. The hosts can also provide bicycle rental on request.
Beaches in Bermuda in August
The secluded Jobson Cove is perfect for families with young children as it is a safe area for swimming and playing in the sand. Situated in Warwick on the south coast, it is connected by paths to other nearby beaches including Horseshoe Bay. This small beach has pink sand and is almost completely enclosed in limestone cliffs that protect it from the waves. The crystal clear water here is calm and shallow and is a great place to see some tropical fish when snorkelling. Climb up the cliffs carefully via the steps and see some beautiful views of the sea and coastline. Visitors can catch a bus to this beach as they run regularly along the whole stretch of the coast.
Bars and Restaurants
The 1609 Bar and Restaurant
The 1609 Bar and Restaurant at Hamilton Princess and Beach Club hotel is situated on the harbour with stunning water views and a relaxed, casual yet elegant style. There is a choice of indoor or outdoor seating, perfect for long hot August days, and the bar serves a selection of delicious cocktails to enjoy on the patio including local classic such as the Rum Swizzle and Dark & Stormy or try a pitcher of Sangria. The menu includes a variety of lighter options such as sandwiches or ceviche to main courses including pizza, burgers or salads.
The Lido at Elbow Beach is set in beautiful surroundings and with stunning views over the sea. This restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine and local fish and seafood along with meat dishes followed by tempting deserts created by the pastry chef. This is a relaxed but elegant dining experience and the bar has a selection of drinks including a cocktail menu for a relaxing drink while listening to the waves while the Sea Breeze Lounge on-site has al fresco tapas and live music to dance the night away.
Breezes restaurant at Cambridge Beaches resort is located beachfront and is the perfect spot for a relaxed cocktail while admiring the beautiful views of the sea in the summer months. The menu includes lunch and dinner options with delicious Caribbean cuisine. This award winning restaurant features al fresco dining and bookings are essential for dinner as this popular venue is a great place to watch a gorgeous sunset over dinner and drinks.
Things to do in Bermuda in August
As the sea warms up in August, it's a good time to try diving with Dive Bermuda. Located at Grotto Bay Beach resort, this dive centre has been operating for 30 years and offers dives for beginners and experienced divers as well as snorkelling excursions. The centre also has PADI courses from beginner to instructor level. With over 300 wrecks around Bermuda, this is a great island to try diving if you have never done it before.
If you prefer to be on the boat rather than in in water, go for a cruise with Fantasea. Offering a variety of tours and sightseeing cruises, this is a lovely way to spend half a day or a couple of hours seeing the beauty of the island from the sea. Choose from a pontoon boat rental, sightseeing and snorkelling trip, sailing or the adult only rum tasting cruise.